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Power supply upgraded my hard drive to 120g and my memory to 1g. window xp media is working along with drivers, but when i play wow it shuts off and needs a minute to reboot. charge light comes on while this happens. the icon for the power is different now. can i update that driver or do i need to change a setting somewhere?

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Re: power supply

Try new video card uypdates and update the game wow use settings on low not hi on labtop way to hot u should geta labtop cooler if u wnan play big game son labtop never set it on a bed always hard serf

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I have aemachine w4620 with 80g hard drive and 1g memory, can i upgrade my hard driveand will it takemore memory?

Max memory is 2GB. The stock hard drive is an 80GB ATA/IDE type, 4200rpm - larger ones are available in 100G, 120G, 160G, 320G, and .. I believe 500G. So the answer is: both can be upgraded or, more precisely, replaced with higher capacities.

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Which Windows Vista Edition are you?

If you are upgrading XP to Vista, make sure you backup and have the program "Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor"

Download Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor:

Be Sure to Backup with a removable media such as CD's, Floppy Disks or USB Flash Drives, External Hard Drivers.

Windows Vista Editions:

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Windows Vista Business
Windows Vista Ultimate
Windows Vista Starter
Windows Vista Enterprise

These also include 64-bit.

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Reinstalling OS

if you have this laptop to be honest if you are going to reinstall just go ahead and use a new copy of windows xp. Averatec carries no support for that laptop at all not even the bios. This laptop's drivers are all covered in vista, but if you use windows xp the drivers will all install but you get the generic brand video drivers. you are going to have to try both and see which one you like. vista will allow the computer to run normally just give the laptop an upgrade in ram to 1g and it should run great as a single core processor.

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The biggest processor available for the T20 is 1ghz. Be sure when replacing the processor that you get an IBM 133mhz processor. The memory is 1g max, the machine will hold two 512mb chips, and be sure that it's PC133 memory. You can put up to a 120g hard drive in the machine, be sure the hard drive is an IDE 4200rpm drive. These are the specs for the T20, and the maximum size this machine will hold. You can go to this max or anyplace in between.

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Power problems

My boys love WoW. I would too if I had time.
It probly is one of a few things.
First, is the ac adapter the correct one for the laptop? Very important it isn't undervoltage.
Next, check for any driver updates from gateway, especially, acpi power management, video driver, and you might want to see if you have the current bios flash.
You are using the ac adapter while playing, right?
When running off battery, laptop power management cuts cpu speed and fan speed, which could creat a problem.
Hope this helps, let me know if not.
Good luck

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